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The Dyn DDoS attack – an expert’s view

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Security expert Brian Krebs gives the lowdown on Friday’s massive Internet attack. Mirai, the same malware strain that was used against his own site only last month was launched against Dyn, a major DNS host. The attack, utilising millions of hacked Internet of Things devices, impacted some of the Internet’s top destinations, including Twitter, Amazon, Spotify and Netflix.

Mirai scours the Web for IoT devices protected by little more than factory-default usernames and passwords, and then enlists the devices in attacks that hurl junk traffic at an online target until it can no longer accommodate legitimate visitors or users.

Read the full article on Krebs on Security